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Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2009 | 3:55 PM

Ministers may look into the effects of social networking sites such as Facebook on children\'s education, due to growing concern that academic achievement is falling due to overuse of sites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace.

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2009 | 1:32 PM

The Venezuelan government has criticised the United States for what it says is a display of double standards regarding the use of drugs.

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2009 | 1:31 PM

A Haitian-American man has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his wife and five children.

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2009 | 9:15 AM

A Florida man who is in custody in Haiti faces first-degree murder charges arising from the deaths of his wife and five children.

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2009 | 6:19 PM

At least eight people have died and several others reported missing as several parts of the US are hit by floods.

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2009 | 6:18 PM

The Chinese government has pledged to curb the rise in China\'s carbon dioxide emissions.

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2009 | 4:11 PM

Honduran security forces have broken up protests outside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa in support of deposed President Manuel Zelaya.

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2009 | 4:09 PM

The British government\'s attorney-general, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has been fined approximately 8,000 pounds after being found in breach of the rules on employing migrant workers.

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2009 | 9:05 AM

At least five people were killed by floodwaters during a severe storm in the US state of Georgia last evening.

Published:Monday | September 21, 2009 | 6:15 PM

Police in the US state of Florida are now searching for a Haitian man whose wife and five children were found dead at their Florida home on Saturday.

Published:Monday | September 21, 2009 | 6:14 PM

More than 100 people have died in ethnic violence in southern Sudan, in the latest in a spate of deadly attacks.

Published:Monday | September 21, 2009 | 12:26 PM

The world\'s longest-serving monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 81, of Thailand has been admitted to hospital suffering from a fever.

Published:Monday | September 21, 2009 | 8:50 AM

The former French Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin, goes on trial on today.

Published:Friday | September 18, 2009 | 5:42 PM

The Brazilian government has announced plans to ban sugar cane plantations in environmentally sensitive areas.

Published:Friday | September 18, 2009 | 5:39 PM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced new measures to boost the country’s economy.

Published:Friday | September 18, 2009 | 4:08 PM

Canada\'s health minister has ordered an enquiry after body bags were sent to aboriginal reserves as part of supplies to deal with swine flu.

Published:Friday | September 18, 2009 | 8:40 AM

Organisers of the Miss Venezuela pageant have been forced to eliminate ten contestants this year to cut costs amid the economic crisis.

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2009 | 6:31 PM

At least six Italian soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack on a military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2009 | 6:30 PM

Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez has announced a $16 billion investment deal with China for oil exploration in the Orinoco River.

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2009 | 1:55 PM

Yale University laboratory technician has been charged with murdering student Annie Le.

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2009 | 1:55 PM

US President Barack Obama has announced a major overhaul of the US missile defence system in Europe.

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2009 | 8:51 AM

Five current and former directors of the Bank of America have reportedly been subpoenaed by the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2009 | 5:08 PM

Cuba is claiming that US President Barack Obama is not doing enough to end the 47-year trade embargo against the island.

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2009 | 5:05 PM

A US judge in Virginia has set a November 10 execution date for the man behind the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington DC area.

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2009 | 1:02 PM

Former US President Jimmy Carter says much of the bitterness against President Barack Obama\'s health reforms and spending plans is based on racism.

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